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when your case is updated they will say its been updated or whatever, most people refer to it as a touch, dont worry i didnt have any "touches" at all throughout my USCIS processing


09/15/2010 - I130 Submitted

09/17/2010 - I130 Delivered (USPS Delivery Confirmation)

09/21/2010 - I130 USCIS Received I130 Email & Text

09/24/2010 - Form I-797C Received NOA1 Letter

12/20/2010 - Form I-797C Recieved NOA2 Petition Has Been Approved! (87 Days Since NOA1)


12/28/2010 - Case number and IIN generated

12/29/2010 - DS-261 Submitted (Online Choice of Agent) Submitted

12/30/2010 - AOS fee paid

01/07/2011 - IV fee paid

01/14/2011 - DS-260 Completed (Online IV Application)

01/24/2011 - AOS Package Received (Stupid snow storm delayed it)

01/27/2011 - Civil Documents for DS-260 received

02/01/2011 - Re Submitted DS-260 (Wrong number entered as Beneficiary ID)

02/10/2011 - AVR Says RFE for civil documents (False RFE, just had to wait for wife's package to be reviewed)

02/14/2011 - Sign In FAIL!

02/15/2011 - Case Complete!!!!

03/01/2011 - Interview Date Assigned (well 1:18am on March 2 best wake up ever!)


03/23/2011 - Medical - Complete PASSED!

04/08/2011 - Interview

00/00/2011 - Visa Received

00/00/2011 - POE

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You have to go to the uscis homepage. (www.uscis.gov)

Sign up with your WAC#

Go to "my case status"

Make sure you have email and text message alert on Y(es)

Updates = touches

Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Austria

Marriage: 2010-11-19

I-130 Sent : 2010-12-20

I-130 NOA1 : 2011-01-05

I-130 NOA2 : 2011-05-09

Received NVC Case Number on 5/21,

Sent DS-3032 and paid AOS bill on 5/21,

Paid IV Bill on 5/25

Sent both packages on 6/1

Packages arrived 6/6

SIF & CC 6/20

Medical 7/25

Interview 8/9

Received visa 8/16

Flight to the US 10/4 (POE = IAD)

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a touch can mean anything from a clerk moving your paper work from one shelf to the other to an adjudicator reviewing your case. in my case, i got my NOA2 3 days after I got my first touch on the website. what interests me is that according to UCSIC website, my case is still pending which evidences that the status on the website is not that reliable.

Edited by tooduhri

USCIS Journey

04/26/2010--Filed our marriage certificate in Seoul, S.Korea

04/30/2010--Wedding ceremony in Seoul, S.Korea



10/22/2010--Touched (crossing fingers)

10/21/2010--NOA2 (not updated online didn't know about it until 10/26)

10/26/2010--Received a hard copy


10/28/2010--Case# assigned/Gave them both of our emails. Emailed DS3032

11/09/2010--AOS invoice generated online

11/09/2010--Paid AOS bill (processing)

11/09/2010--Sent DS3032 via email again

11/11/2010--AOS bill appeared PAID on line

11/12/2010--Received DS3032

11/15/2010--AOS arrived at NVC (according to USPS)

11/15/2010--Emailed DS3032 (this time with the scanned image)

11/17/2010--IV Bill invoice generated and paid. (in process now)

11/18/2010--IV bill showed PAID. awesome!

11/19/2010--Mailed DS230 (Priority mail because of the weekend)

11/22/2010--DS230 Delivered to NVC

12/03/2010--AOS & IV entered into system


12/08/2010--Case Completed


12/30/2010--Medical exam passed

01/14/2011--Interview - Approved!

01/17/2010--Visa delivered



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We all know that touches mean little if anything, but we were touched today after no visible action since early January when our I-130 was logged in, and we felt the little high you get whenever you have a positive surprise !! It was fun, and of course we are making up all sorts of positive stories about what might be happening. Silly us, but it is a nice feeling !!

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when your case is updated they will say its been updated or whatever, most people refer to it as a touch, dont worry i didnt have any "touches" at all throughout my USCIS processing

True, dont bother yourself about 'touches'. I didnt get any touch during my USCIS process either, just got the NOA2 after 5 months.

Good luck.


Filing based on 3yrs/USC Spouse. 3 year residency anniversary is in August 2014. Filed immediately after the 90-day early filing mark (May 2014)

05/06/2014 - Mailed N-400

05/15/2014 - Check cashed

05/12/2014 - NOA Date

06/11/2014 - Biometrics Appointment

09/15/2014 - Inline for interview scheduling (was stuck in "Initial Review" for over 3 months!)

10/27/2014 - Scheduled for interview

12/01/2014 - Interview

12/19/2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN!

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